Rebecca Fox

ORC toughens consents stance

ORC toughens consents stance

A new tougher enforcement stance should give consent holders who fail to meet basic requirements a "little prod" to do better, Otago Regional Council deputy chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Cairns gets in ahead of criticism

Cairns gets in ahead of criticism

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns has attempted to head off critics of the council's proposed nil general rate increase by saying it had not "dropped off anything" to get such a good result.

Morocco expels NZers

A Dunedin man is hoping 33 children will not suffer as a result of the Moroccan authorities' decision to expel his son, daughter-in-law and about 16 other foreign nationals who worked for the Village of Hope in the North African country.

ORC opts for zero rates rise

ORC opts for zero rates rise

No general rate increase is planned by the Otago Regional Council in the coming financial year.

Otago marine protection symposium part of Seaweek

A symposium to discuss issues around marine protection in Otago is just one of the events being held to mark Seaweek in Dunedin.

Topsy turvy summer had its ups and downs

Topsy turvy summer had its ups and downs

Balclutha and Kaitaia experienced their sunniest summers on record this season.

Hard work restoring history of Quarantine

Hard work restoring history of Quarantine

Restoring a historic building on an island in the middle of Otago Harbour is no mean feat, says former Quarantine Island caretaker Kathy Morrison.

Family all Kiwis now

Family all Kiwis now

Darren Burden, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd's development director, who became a New Zealand citizen at a ceremony in the Skeggs Gallery, Dunedin Municipal Chambers, this week.

Fishing guides back regulation moves

Professional fishing guides are more than happy to hear the Otago Fish and Game Council is strongly supporting the proposal to advance the introduction of a licence for commercial game-bird hunters and anglers.

Draining wetlands criticised

Draining wetlands criticised

Fish and Game Otago is calling for answers as to why some wetlands are being drained and their vegetation destroyed in South Otago.